Software:OmniPage

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OmniPage
Developer(s)Kofax
Stable release
19 (Windows platform)
X (Macintosh platform)
TypeOCR
LicenseCommercial proprietary software (Retail or volume licensing)
Websitewww.kofax.com/Products/omnipage

OmniPage is an optical character recognition (OCR) application available from Kofax Incorporated.

OmniPage was one of the first OCR programs to run on personal computers.[1] It was developed in the late 1980s and sold by Caere Corporation, a company headed by Robert Noyce. The original developers were Philip Bernzott, John Dilworth, David George, Bryan Higgins, and Jeremy Knight.[2][3][4] Caere was acquired by ScanSoft in 2000.[5] ScanSoft acquired Nuance Communications in 2005, and took over its name.[6] By 2019 OmniPage had been sold to Kofax Inc.[7]

OmniPage supports more than 120 different languages.[8]

References

  1. Markoff, John (August 17, 1988). "Now, PC's That Read A Page and Store It". New York Times. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEED7133CF934A2575BC0A96E948260. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  2. Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus", US patent 5131053, issued Jul 14, 1992
  3. Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus using context analysis", US patent 5278918, issued Jan 11, 1994
  4. Bernzott, Philip; John Dilworth & David George et al., "Optical character recognition method and apparatus", US patent 6038342, issued Mar 14, 2000
  5. Junnarkar, Sandeep (January 18, 2000). "ScanSoft buys rival Caere for more than $140 million". CNET News. CBS Interactive. http://news.cnet.com/ScanSoft-buys-rival-Caere-for-more-than-140-million/2100-1040_3-235719.html. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  6. Nuance Press Releases – ScanSoft Changes Name to Nuance Communications, Inc.
  7. Kofax. "OmniPage Family". https://www.kofax.com/Products/omnipage. 
  8. Nuance Communications (September 2010). "OmniPage". http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-product/omnipage/index.htm. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 

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